Dr. John Coonrod, Executive Vice President of the Hunger Project


Dr. John Coonrod, executive vice president of The Hunger Project, will speak on “The Frontline of Sustainability” at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 15, at the Center for the Environment facility. His speech will address the relationships between caring for the environment, dealing with climate change and empowering villagers around the world to meet their basic needs.

Coonrod has lectured at the United Nations, Columbia University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), New York University, Princeton University and the U.S. Air Force Academy. A leading spokesperson for the organization, he has been interviewed on BBC, CNN and NBC television.

He became The Hunger Project’s first volunteer in 1977, joined its staff in 1985 and has participated in the development and implementation of all its programs.

Trained as a physicist at Stanford and the University of California-Berkeley, he worked as a research physicist at Princeton from 1978 to 1984. He was involved in the design and construction of the High-Energy Astronomical Observatory satellite, the first whole-body CAT scanner and the first tokamak, a magnetic confinement device designed to achieve a break-even fusion reaction.

Contact Cathy Holladay at chollada@catawba.edu or 704-637-4951 to reserve your seat. 

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